OSGi Community Event 2016 Presentation by Graham Charters (IBM)
Since the 1960s the industry has been rediscovering the benefits of modularity. Modularity comes in many different guises, from small software objects to deployed systems. Although many approaches to modularity exhibit common characteristics, a number also have unique benefits. This talk will introduce the concepts of modularity, Microservices and OSGi, and compare Microservices and OSGi against a Modularity Maturity Model (a measure of modularity capability and completeness). It will describe how the similarity in characteristics between Microservices and OSGi make these technologies an ideal pairing. Finally, it will cover some of the standard technologies to choose for OSGi technology-based Microservices and new technologies on the horizon.